RDFA/109 Correspondence of Harold Barton Mansfield (1880-1916), 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Harold Barton Mansfield was born in Dublin in 1880. He emigrated to the U.S. and later spent time in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force, before enlisting in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 10th Battalion in 1916. He experienced trench war-fare at the Battle of the Somme, between August and November 1916 and was killed in action on the 13th November 1916, during the Battle Ancre (13th – 18th Nov. 1916). The collection consists mainly of letters he wrote to his wife Eveleen Mansfield (nee Bardon) whilst in France which describes the harsh realities of life for soldiers during World War 1. The collection was donated to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association (RDFA) by Maurice Bryan, grand-nephew of Eveleen Barton, wife of Harold Barton Mansfield.